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Re: What are you reading?

Post by blasphemous_contessa » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:37 pm

THE DRAGON BOOK
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by cullengirl » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:10 pm

fanMNM wrote:Still getting thru Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...
It's a hard book to get into. It started to pick up about half way through. Keep reading.

I preordered my copy of Linger by Maggie Stiefvater and I'm so excited! I'm currently reading a book that I've much neglected called Restoring Harmony. It's a dystopian, YA novel.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by una » Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:40 pm

Okay, bad me, I read Bonds of Justice, the latest book in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changling series (absolutely fabulous series). I really enjoyed it, not as much as previous books, but I did really enjoy it. Now, I am reading The Dark Divine.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by best_beating_heart » Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:55 pm

I am currently reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. It's really good so far.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by UnfreakinBelievable » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:06 pm

OK, I'm finished "re-vamping" Eclipse and Breaking Dawn (I only meant to read Eclipse, but it's so hard not to keep reading onto the next book) -- and on a side note, saw the Eclipse movie, loved it -- best one so far hands-down!

So, now I'm in the middle of Beastly by Alex Flinn (thanks for the recommendation, Edward Cullen Fan, and I totally remember you! Welcome back!). This is a re-telling of "Beauty and the Beast", but all from the Beast's perspective. I had a hard time getting interested in it at first, and let's face it, the guy is a complete jerk in order to get a witch's attention enough to curse him to become a Beast -- so that was a bit annoying, but now that I'm at the heart of the story it is REALLY getting good! I like this updated version of the original story, takes place in modern day New York City. I'm interested in seeing the movie, but yah, I agree that it doesn't look like the book and movie will match up very close. At least not in the appearance of the Beast. *pouts*

The next book I'm going to read is called The death and life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood. I saw that the new movie with Zac Efron was based on a book so I looked it up. I'm on a role, reading books made into movies.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jestak » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:52 am

Current reading includes:

1) Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski. Kuper is a sports journalist, Szymanski is an economist. They've apparently set out to write the equivalent of Moneyball (which brought statistical analysis of baseball to a wide audience) for the sport that everyone but the US calls football. They haven't quite succeeded, I think, but there's a lot of interesting thoughts in the book. Worth reading.

2) Shattered Air, by Bob Madgic. I read this one a few years ago, but decided to reread it. It's about how a group of hikers, apparently indifferent to danger, climbed to the top of Half Dome, in Yosemite National Park, even though a thunderstorm was imminent. When the storm broke, lightning struck the top of the dome, two of the hikers were killed, and the others were injured. Only the presence nearby of a handful of other hikers and campers, two of whom were trained EMTs, saved the survivors.

3) Without Fail, by Lee Child. This is another in his Jack Reacher series, which I wrote about upthread. In this one, Reacher is recruited by the Secret Service to help prevent the assassination of the Vice President-elect of the US.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by cullengirl » Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:55 pm

I'm in the last half of "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and it's really good. I'd recommend it for 17 and up because of strong language, sexual content, and violence.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by fanMNM » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:51 am

cullengirl wrote:I'm in the last half of "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and it's really good. I'd recommend it for 17 and up because of strong language, sexual content, and violence.

Just finished The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and I plan tp pick up The Girl Who Played With Fire next. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. It took me a bit to get into the story in the Dragon Tattoo, but it was worth it! Interested in where the story goes from there...
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by una » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:34 pm

Finished The Dark Divine by Bree Despain and loved it. I hope she will follow up with a sequel.

Now I am reading the latest in the mageverse series by Angela Knight, Master of Fire.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by dandyvampgirl_13 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:58 pm

Fever Dream, the new Preston and Child Pendergast novel. Its good, typical Pendergast-y stuff, but... I can't really say why I don't like it as much as say, Relic. I think it has something to do with the more we learn about Pendergast, the less mysterious he becomes and the more Sherlock Holmes-y he seems. Brilliant, but not almost not relateable because he's just so different from normal people and never tells anyone anything. I'm just glad its less weird than Wheel of Darkness.

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